Strugnell photo by David Rubinger; flea photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture

ON THE COVER: John Strugnell, of Harvard University, the chief editor overseeing publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, says he’s been bothered by a lot of fleas lately. Statements from the fleas identified on the cover may be found in “Quotes from the Fleas.” For the latest twists and turns in the Dead Sea Scroll saga, see the cornucopia of articles beginning with “Dead Sea Scroll Variation on ‘Show and Tell’—It’s Called ‘Tell, But No Show.’”